A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Ridley Scott returns in the captains seat in this, H.R. Giger illustrated, Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure Horror “prequel of sorts”.
TRIVIA: Producers Walter Hill and David Giler rejoin Ridley Scott for the first time in over 30 years since they first collaborated on Alien.
He announced in advance that “This will be an original movie and not a direct prequel to Alien Saga”. HAVING SAID THAT… we can forgive him for the (Obvious) Technological Anachronisms of the film (digital tech. in a prequel -> leading towards an analog film?!?!? = shut up).
“They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be our end.”
Darwin’s EVILution! Cheers to the visually stimulating and thought provoking intro. Alien engineers come to earth bearing biological science/weaponry and impregnate her with life.
The alien dies and from his death comes life… Sacrificing his/ones life for the sake of the world (sounds like someone familiar?). Playing along the lines of “Angels are actually aliens who brought us here long time ago, and would check up on us from time to time” (miraculous sighting of angels/holy beings + cave drawings/markings) - something certain people (non-theists & conspiracy theorists) like to toy with in their heads.
The “original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Noomi Rapace is the leading lady in this tale of mankind’s search for truth. “MEOW!” Charlize Theron plays the sultry cold blooded leader of the pack, loved how that outfit grabbed her bod. Guy Pearce plays Peter Weyland!!! Also seen in the viral (fake) TED talk dated 2028 - http://www.weylandindustries.com/
And “The man” Michael Fassbender is the mechanical wrench to humanities plan. Giving robotics a new face to admire.
TRIVIA: The androids’ names in the Alien films follow an alphabetical pattern: in Alien it’s Ash, in Aliens and Alien³ it’s Bishop, in Alien: Resurrection it’s Call and in this film it’s David.
The adventures main goal was to find the “answer” and fulfill the selfish desire to obtain fountain of life. Sadly our heroes bump into a “survival of the fittest” dilemma. A conflict of destruction versus creation.
In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus was a servant of the gods, who stole and gave to mankind the gift of fire, an immeasurable benefit that changed the human race forever. This fit so well in the story, accidentally (i assume) bumping everything else about the movie of the way… The presence of some details (actors, technologies and scenarios) were just circumstantial, and at times silly. Examples would be: the rush surgery, the “snake” encounter, removal of the helmet = scientists being dumb (and disposable) in a classic horror sci-fi “wouldn’t you agree?”. If they did not make those mistakes, we wouldn’t have a film.
“It’s what I choose to believe” hahahahaha! I enjoyed the “backslap to religion’s face”, especially in a devout country such as ours. Did we watch the same film? The moon’s name in the film is LV-223! Have you ever read the bible verse Leviticus 22:3??? Yeah, thought so. There is no god, there are beings from another place responsible for our planet being the way it is.
The black fluid/mutagen is also a star! Call it evil… call it sin, call it change. I believe it to represent (inevitable) evolution. It was such a diverse agent making many possibilities doors open. A genetic infection which affects all forms of life, forcing it to adapt/mutate into what it is not at a fast rate. Which also explains the other Alien films and comic books (tiger, bull, snake Xenomorphs).
In the end i must say, this had spectacular cinematography (SFX) and a talented lead cast. Prometheus is thought provoking film that i thought it would be. Not a 100% Alien prequel but my hunger was satisfied. Even with the inclusion of a xenomorph ancestor was included!!!
Some bitched and moaned, some were happy with the razzle dazzle, others opened their minds and see past the film. For those who hate, give it another shot. For those critical about details, might i remind you this is a sci-fi film. And to the curious, watch it.
A science fiction fans (atheist) wet dream brought to the big screen! LOVELY.